Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s Page


Mr. Harrison and Miss Ford warmly welcome you to Year 5.


Our amazing topic this term is Ancient Egypt.

In this unit, it aims to give the children an overview of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, focussing on the period between the time of the first pharaoh around 3100 BC to the Roman invasion in 31 BC, when Egypt became part of the Roman Empire. Across the unit, pupils will look at the impact of particular people and events as well as broader themes of significance, achievements, chronology and legacy. There is an emphasis on allowing pupils to consider the sources of evidence that form our understanding of this period of history and to make links to modern times.

Click here to view Summer term 1 overview

Year 5 Overview

You can see what we have planned for the year by clicking the following link: Year group overview 5



Living Things and Their Habitats

This ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ unit will teach the children about the process of reproduction and the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. The children will explore reproduction in different plants, including different methods of pollination and asexual reproduction. The children will have the opportunity to take cuttings from plants, creating clones of the parent plant. They will learn about different types of mammals and their different life cycles, making life cycle wheels to present their learning. Furthermore, the children will find out about Jane Goodall and her work with the now-endangered chimpanzees in Africa. They will explore metamorphosis in insects and amphibians, comparing their life cycles.

Physical Education

Wednesday is when we have PE in school. Currently, the children go swimming in the morning. All children should come to school on Wednesday in their PE kit, which consists of a plain white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and appropriate footwear. It is vital that children have appropriate footwear to support their feet correctly when doing PE, otherwise this could result in injury.


Homework focuses on basics for children that will have an impact on their learning. It comprises of:

  • reading for 20 minutes at least 5 times a week. 3 of these times should be children’s banded books from school
  • doodlemaths 5 times per week
  • times table practice –  Maths shed has some great games to help with this
  • spelling practice through spelling shed

Please record home learning in your child’s planner and sign. We ask for planners to be handed in each Friday. This will help us to keep in touch with you about home learning.

Home communication

If there are any messages or you would like to speak to either of us then please feel free to message us on Class Dojo, which we will aim to check at lunchtime and after school. If messages are urgent, then please contact the school office.